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Megan J Davies

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Department of Social Science

Associate Professor

Office: 704A Ross Building South
Phone: 416 736 2100 Ext: 33812
Email: daviesmj@yorku.ca


I came to Health & Society at York in 2003 after nine years in Scotland, where I had the good fortune to hold two research fellowships at the Centre for the History Medicine, University of Glasgow.

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In terms of subject matter, I am most interested in health practices that lie just "a little south of normal." I have conducted research on counterculture home birthing mothers and lay midwives in BC's Kootenay regions in the 1970s and 1980s. In an early twentieth-century study of everyday health in Peace River region of British Columbia, I am looking at health in a remote region through the lens of lay healing and midwifery, accidents and food security. And when I got involved in a national study of the historical shift from institutional to community mental health in the same era, it was MPA (Mental Patients Association), a wonderfully radical Vancouver community group, that grabbed my attention. Much of my recent work is connected with a large activist public history project. The History of Madness/Historie de la folie is a digital research, education and resource hub, with exhibits that explore different experiences, expertise, and viewpoints. The website is all about fostering social justice and bridging the divide between academic research and the community. For five years I co-led a team of Canadian scholars and community partners which focused on the shift from institutional to community mental health, one of the most significant social changes of late 20th century Canada. We researched the history of deinstitutionalization, reading government policy documents, interviewing early practitioners and patient activists, gleaning relevant articles from the pages of professional journals, and looking for old photographs, newspapers and ephemera in basements and bedroom closets. In addition to standard academic publications and conference presentations, the products of this project include a living history exhibit MAD CITY at a art gallery in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside, a collaborative historical documentary, The Inmates Are Running the Asylum: Stories from MPA, the After the Asylum/ Après l’asile a multi-exhibit research pages, the History in Practice: Community-Informed Mental Health Curriculum/ Histoire en tête: sagesse communautaire et apprentissages educational site, and two secondary school websites: Caring Minds and More for the Mind. I am very lucky to teach at York in a program that allows me the opportunity to teach in an interdisciplinary health program.

Degrees

Ph.D., History, McGill University, 1984
M.A., History, University of Waterloo, 1989
B.A., History, University of Victoria, 1984

Professional Leadership

Program Committee – Canadian Society for the History of Medicine Conference, University of Calgary, June 2016. Co-organizer, After the Asylum?: Legacies of Community Mental Health, Simon Fraser University, November 2014. Editorial Board Member, BC Studies, 2014-16. Advisory Committee Member, University of British Columbia School of Nursing Consortium for Nursing History Inquiry at the UBC School of Nursing, 2013-

Research Interests

History , Health history, BC history, rural health, women and health, poor law and welfare state, old age, madness, Social Science
Book Chapters

Publication
Year

“After the Asylum: Making Public the Canadian Story,” Post-War Psychiatry in the Western World: Deinstitutionalization and After, Despo Kritsotaki, Vicky Long, Matthew Smith, eds. (London: Palgrave McMillan, 2016.) [Co-authored with Erika Dyck, Leslie Baker, Lanny Beckman, Geertje Boschma, Chris Dooley, Kathleen Kendall, Eugène LeBlanc, Robert Menzies, Marina Morrow, Diane Purvey, Nérée St-Amand, Marie-Claude Thifault, Jayne Melville Whyte, Victor Willis]

2016

“Nature, Spirit, Home: Back to the Land in BC’s Kootenay Region,” Canadian Countercultures and the Environment, Colin Coates, ed. (Calgary: Calgary University Press, 2016)

2016

“Democracy is a Very Radical Idea,” Mad Matters: A Critical Reader in Canadian Mad Studies, Brenda LeFrançois, Robert Menzies and Geoffrey Reaume, eds. (Toronto: Canadian Scholars’ Press, 2013.) [Co-authored with Lanny Beckman]

2013

“Stocking the Root Cellar,” Edible Histories, Cultural Politics, Marlene Epp, Franca Iacovetta and Valerie Korinek, eds. (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2013.)

2013

“La renaissance des sages-femmes dans la région de Kootenay en Colombie-Britannique, 1970-1990,” L’incontournable caste des femmes. Histoire des services de soins de santé au Québec et au Canada, M.-C. Thifault (dir.) (Presses de l'Université d'Ottawa, Coll. "Santé et société", 2012.)

2012

“Stocking the Root Cellar,” Edible Histories, Cultural Politics, Marlene Epp, Franca Iacovetta and Valerie Korinek, eds. (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2012.)

2012

“Mother’s Medicine: Women, home and health in BC’s Peace River region, 1920-1940,” in Social medicine and rural health in the North in the 19th and 20th centuries, J.T.H. Conner and Stephan Curtis, eds. (London: Pickering and Chatto, Society for the Social History of Medicine Series, 2011) , 15 pp.

2011

“Welfare Amazons or Handmaidens of the State?: Welfare Field Workers in Rural BC, 1935-1942,” in A History of Child and Family Welfare in BC, Diane Purvey and Chris Walmsley, eds. (Calgary: Detselig Press, 2006) , 45 pp.

2006

“Charles Doherty.” in Dictionary of Canadian Biography, Volume XIV, (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1998), pp. 303-304.

1998

“Kathleen Wood-Legh: A Canadian in Cambridge” in English Canadian Women and the Work of History, Beverly Boutilier and Alison Prentice, eds. (Vancouver: University of British Columbia Press, 1997) , pp. 254-270. [Co-authored with Colin M. Coates]

1997

“Lavinia Clarke” in Dictionary of Canadian Biography vol. XIII (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1994), pp. 201-2.

1994

“‘Services Rendered, Rearing Children for the State’: Mother’s Pensions in British Columbia,” in B. Latham and R. Pazdro, eds., Not Just Pin Money: Selected Essays on the History of Women's Work in British Columbia (Victoria: Camosun College Press, 1984), pp. 249-63.

1984

“Dr. Mary MacNeil” in Ibid., pp. 670-1.


Book Reviews

Publication
Year

Review of H.C. Northcott and P.J. Milliken, Aging in British Columbia: Burden or Benefit? In BC Studies no. 122 (Summer 1999): 99-100.

1999

“Whose Body? Recent Historiography relating to Women, Health and the Medical Profession.” Gender and History, vol. 9, no. 2 (August 1997): 380-384.

1997

Monographs

Publication
Year

Into the House of Old: A history of residential care in British Columbia (Montreal: McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2003), 247 pp.

2003

Journal Articles

Publication
Year

“A Humanist in the House of Old: Moyra Jones and Early Dementia Care in Canada,” Journal of Canadian Studies, vol. 50, no. 2, Spring 2017.

2017

“Women Unafraid of Blood: Kootenay Community Midwives, 1970-1990,” BC Studies, no. 183, Fall 2014.

2014

“"Those people known as mental patients...": Professional and Patient Engagement in Community Mental Health in Vancouver, BC in the 1970s” Oral History Forum, vol. 34 (2014). [Co-authored with Geertje Boschma and Marina Morrow]

2014

“Night Soil, Cesspools and Smelly Hogs on the Streets: Sanitation, Race and Governance in Early British Columbia,” Histoire sociale/Social History, November 2005, 39 pp.

2005

“Competent Professionals and Modern Methods: State Medicine in British Columbia during the 1930s,” Bulletin of the History of Medicine, vol. 76, no 1 (Spring, 2002): 56-83.

2002

“Renovating the Canadian Old Age Home: the evolution of residential care facilities in B.C., 1930-1960,” Journal of the Canadian Historical Association, New Series, Vol. 12 (2001): 155-175.

2001

“Mapping ‘Region’ in Canadian Medical History: The Case of British Columbia.” Canadian Bulletin of Medical History, vol. 17, nos. 1-2 (2000): 73-92.

2000

“Old Age in B.C.: the case of the ‘Lonesome Prospector.’” BC Studies no 118 (summer, 1998): 41-66.

1998

Conference Papers

Publication
Year

May 2009, BC Studies Conference, Victoria, BC, “Nature, Spirit, Home: Back-to-the-Land Childbirth in BC's Kootenay Region.”

2009

February 2008, European Social Science History Conference, Lisbon, refereed, “Countercultural Childbirth : Homebirth and Midwifery in the Kootenay Region of BC, 1970-1990.”

2008

September 2008, Active History: History for the Future Conference, York University, “History of Madness.ca,” power point presentation.

2008

March 2008, University of Glasgow, Centre for the History of Medicine, “Homebirth in the Hills: Counter-Culture Health in British Columbia, 1970-1990.”

2008

November 2008, Ontario History and Social Studies Teacher’s Association (OHASSTA) Conference, Toronto, Ontario, Reaching Inclusivity in History and the Social Sciences: The Challenge!, “Mad History: Mental Health and Historical Empathy in the Classroom,” (co-presenter: Samantha Cutrara).

2008

May 2008, Annual meeting of the Canadian Society for the History of Medicine, refereed, “Personal Choice and Personal Power: Locating Identity in the History of BC’s Homebirth Movement, 1970-1990.”

2008

April, 2007, Women’s History Scotland Conference, refereed, Women in Shetland - Past, Present & Future Conference, Lerwick, Scotland, “Health & the Women of Shetland: Historical themes from the 19th and 20th centuries.”

2007

May 2007, Conference on History of Sickness and Health in Northern Remote and Rural Regions, Memorial University, Newfoundland, “Mother’s Medicine: Women, home and health in BC’s Peace River region, 1920-1940.”

2007

October 2007, Putting Region in its Place: An Interdisciplinary Conference on Health, Healing and Place, Edmonton, Alberta, refereed, “Region and the Transformative Process of Analysis: Health and Place in History.”

2007

February 2007, University of British Columbia School of Nursing, “Shacks & Trees in a Wood: The old age 'home' in BC history.”

2007

May 2005, BC Studies Conference, refereed, “Health, Home and Community in the Peace River Region, 1930s.”

2005

March 2005, Health, Heredity and the Modern Home Conference, Centre for Medical History, University of Exeter, “‘Shacks and Trees in a Wood’: the old age ‘home’ in settler British Columbia.”

2005

May 2003, BC Studies Conference, refereed, “Night Soil, Cesspools and Smelly Hogs on the Streets: Sanitation, Race and Governance in Early British Columbia.”

2003

June 2002, Annual meeting of the Canadian Society for the History of Medicine, refereed, “Rural Medicine in the Scottish Highlands and Islands before 1939.”

2002

June 2001, Annual meeting of the Canadian Society for the History of Medicine, refereed, “Frontier Sanitation: Public Health in British Columbia at the Turn of the Century.”

2001

May 2001, BC Studies Conference, refereed, “Handmaidens of the State: Welfare Field Workers in Rural B.C. in the Interwar Years.”

2001

June 2001, Annual meeting of the Canadian Historical Association, refereed, “Institutionalizing Old Age: the evolution of residential care facilities in Canada, 1890-1950.”

2001

June 2000, Annual meeting of the Canadian Society for the History of Medicine, refereed, “Community Care or Institutional Care?: Early Welfare State Strategies.”

2000

November 1999, AMS / Hannah Conference: Canadian Medical History at the Millennium: Past Accomplishments, Future Directions, refereed, “Canadian Medical History?: B.C. as a Case for a Regional Perspective.”

1999

November 1999, B.C. Studies Conference, refereed, “Community Public Health or Professional Public Health?: State Medicine in British Columbia during the 1930s.”

1999

May 1998, Annual meeting of the American Association of Medical History, refereed, “Competent Professionals and Modern Methods: State Medicine in British Columbia during the 1930s.”

1998

October 1997, Wellcome Trust Regional Forum, University of Glasgow, “The Lady Medical Officer in Scotland: Careers in Public Health, 1900-1930.”

1997

February 1996, Twelfth Annual Canadian Studies Symposium, Birkbeck College, University of London, “Old Age: A Theme in British Columbian History.”

1996

June 1994, Annual meeting of the Canadian Society for the History of Medicine, refereed, “Health care professionals and changing ideals of institutional care for the elderly: The case of British Columbia.”

1994

October 1994, BC Studies Conference, refereed, “Poorhouse to nursing home: the evolution of old age facilities in twentieth-century British Columbia.”

1994

June 1994, “BC and Beyond: Gender Histories” Conference, “‘She is destined to be your right hand man’: Women, Men and B.C.’s Provincial Welfare State.”

1994

November 1992, BC Studies Conference, refereed, “Provincial Health Policy for Elderly British Columbians.”

1992

November 1987, Annual meeting of the Canadian Research Institute for the Advancement of Women (CRIAW), refereed, “Women at the New Westminster Insane Asylum.”

1987

Conference Proceedings

Publication
Year

“The Women beyond the Gates: Female Mental Health Patients in British Columbia,” in V. Dhruvarajan, ed., Women and Well-being / Les femmes et le mieux-être (Montreal: McGill-Queen's University Press, 1990), pp. 53-64.

1990

Forthcoming

Publication
Year

“Henry Esson Young.” in Dictionary of Canadian Biography, forthcoming.



I came to Health & Society at York in 2003 after nine years in Scotland, where I had the good fortune to hold two research fellowships at the Centre for the History Medicine, University of Glasgow.

In terms of subject matter, I am most interested in health practices that lie just "a little south of normal." I have conducted research on counterculture home birthing mothers and lay midwives in BC's Kootenay regions in the 1970s and 1980s. In an early twentieth-century study of everyday health in Peace River region of British Columbia, I am looking at health in a remote region through the lens of lay healing and midwifery, accidents and food security. And when I got involved in a national study of the historical shift from institutional to community mental health in the same era, it was MPA (Mental Patients Association), a wonderfully radical Vancouver community group, that grabbed my attention. Much of my recent work is connected with a large activist public history project. The History of Madness/Historie de la folie is a digital research, education and resource hub, with exhibits that explore different experiences, expertise, and viewpoints. The website is all about fostering social justice and bridging the divide between academic research and the community. For five years I co-led a team of Canadian scholars and community partners which focused on the shift from institutional to community mental health, one of the most significant social changes of late 20th century Canada. We researched the history of deinstitutionalization, reading government policy documents, interviewing early practitioners and patient activists, gleaning relevant articles from the pages of professional journals, and looking for old photographs, newspapers and ephemera in basements and bedroom closets. In addition to standard academic publications and conference presentations, the products of this project include a living history exhibit MAD CITY at a art gallery in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside, a collaborative historical documentary, The Inmates Are Running the Asylum: Stories from MPA, the After the Asylum/ Après l’asile a multi-exhibit research pages, the History in Practice: Community-Informed Mental Health Curriculum/ Histoire en tête: sagesse communautaire et apprentissages educational site, and two secondary school websites: Caring Minds and More for the Mind. I am very lucky to teach at York in a program that allows me the opportunity to teach in an interdisciplinary health program.

Degrees

Ph.D., History, McGill University, 1984
M.A., History, University of Waterloo, 1989
B.A., History, University of Victoria, 1984

Professional Leadership

Program Committee – Canadian Society for the History of Medicine Conference, University of Calgary, June 2016. Co-organizer, After the Asylum?: Legacies of Community Mental Health, Simon Fraser University, November 2014. Editorial Board Member, BC Studies, 2014-16. Advisory Committee Member, University of British Columbia School of Nursing Consortium for Nursing History Inquiry at the UBC School of Nursing, 2013-

Research Interests

History , Health history, BC history, rural health, women and health, poor law and welfare state, old age, madness, Social Science

All Publications


Book Chapters

Publication
Year

“After the Asylum: Making Public the Canadian Story,” Post-War Psychiatry in the Western World: Deinstitutionalization and After, Despo Kritsotaki, Vicky Long, Matthew Smith, eds. (London: Palgrave McMillan, 2016.) [Co-authored with Erika Dyck, Leslie Baker, Lanny Beckman, Geertje Boschma, Chris Dooley, Kathleen Kendall, Eugène LeBlanc, Robert Menzies, Marina Morrow, Diane Purvey, Nérée St-Amand, Marie-Claude Thifault, Jayne Melville Whyte, Victor Willis]

2016

“Nature, Spirit, Home: Back to the Land in BC’s Kootenay Region,” Canadian Countercultures and the Environment, Colin Coates, ed. (Calgary: Calgary University Press, 2016)

2016

“Democracy is a Very Radical Idea,” Mad Matters: A Critical Reader in Canadian Mad Studies, Brenda LeFrançois, Robert Menzies and Geoffrey Reaume, eds. (Toronto: Canadian Scholars’ Press, 2013.) [Co-authored with Lanny Beckman]

2013

“Stocking the Root Cellar,” Edible Histories, Cultural Politics, Marlene Epp, Franca Iacovetta and Valerie Korinek, eds. (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2013.)

2013

“La renaissance des sages-femmes dans la région de Kootenay en Colombie-Britannique, 1970-1990,” L’incontournable caste des femmes. Histoire des services de soins de santé au Québec et au Canada, M.-C. Thifault (dir.) (Presses de l'Université d'Ottawa, Coll. "Santé et société", 2012.)

2012

“Stocking the Root Cellar,” Edible Histories, Cultural Politics, Marlene Epp, Franca Iacovetta and Valerie Korinek, eds. (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2012.)

2012

“Mother’s Medicine: Women, home and health in BC’s Peace River region, 1920-1940,” in Social medicine and rural health in the North in the 19th and 20th centuries, J.T.H. Conner and Stephan Curtis, eds. (London: Pickering and Chatto, Society for the Social History of Medicine Series, 2011) , 15 pp.

2011

“Welfare Amazons or Handmaidens of the State?: Welfare Field Workers in Rural BC, 1935-1942,” in A History of Child and Family Welfare in BC, Diane Purvey and Chris Walmsley, eds. (Calgary: Detselig Press, 2006) , 45 pp.

2006

“Charles Doherty.” in Dictionary of Canadian Biography, Volume XIV, (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1998), pp. 303-304.

1998

“Kathleen Wood-Legh: A Canadian in Cambridge” in English Canadian Women and the Work of History, Beverly Boutilier and Alison Prentice, eds. (Vancouver: University of British Columbia Press, 1997) , pp. 254-270. [Co-authored with Colin M. Coates]

1997

“Lavinia Clarke” in Dictionary of Canadian Biography vol. XIII (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1994), pp. 201-2.

1994

“‘Services Rendered, Rearing Children for the State’: Mother’s Pensions in British Columbia,” in B. Latham and R. Pazdro, eds., Not Just Pin Money: Selected Essays on the History of Women's Work in British Columbia (Victoria: Camosun College Press, 1984), pp. 249-63.

1984

“Dr. Mary MacNeil” in Ibid., pp. 670-1.


Book Reviews

Publication
Year

Review of H.C. Northcott and P.J. Milliken, Aging in British Columbia: Burden or Benefit? In BC Studies no. 122 (Summer 1999): 99-100.

1999

“Whose Body? Recent Historiography relating to Women, Health and the Medical Profession.” Gender and History, vol. 9, no. 2 (August 1997): 380-384.

1997

Monographs

Publication
Year

Into the House of Old: A history of residential care in British Columbia (Montreal: McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2003), 247 pp.

2003

Journal Articles

Publication
Year

“A Humanist in the House of Old: Moyra Jones and Early Dementia Care in Canada,” Journal of Canadian Studies, vol. 50, no. 2, Spring 2017.

2017

“Women Unafraid of Blood: Kootenay Community Midwives, 1970-1990,” BC Studies, no. 183, Fall 2014.

2014

“"Those people known as mental patients...": Professional and Patient Engagement in Community Mental Health in Vancouver, BC in the 1970s” Oral History Forum, vol. 34 (2014). [Co-authored with Geertje Boschma and Marina Morrow]

2014

“Night Soil, Cesspools and Smelly Hogs on the Streets: Sanitation, Race and Governance in Early British Columbia,” Histoire sociale/Social History, November 2005, 39 pp.

2005

“Competent Professionals and Modern Methods: State Medicine in British Columbia during the 1930s,” Bulletin of the History of Medicine, vol. 76, no 1 (Spring, 2002): 56-83.

2002

“Renovating the Canadian Old Age Home: the evolution of residential care facilities in B.C., 1930-1960,” Journal of the Canadian Historical Association, New Series, Vol. 12 (2001): 155-175.

2001

“Mapping ‘Region’ in Canadian Medical History: The Case of British Columbia.” Canadian Bulletin of Medical History, vol. 17, nos. 1-2 (2000): 73-92.

2000

“Old Age in B.C.: the case of the ‘Lonesome Prospector.’” BC Studies no 118 (summer, 1998): 41-66.

1998

Conference Papers

Publication
Year

May 2009, BC Studies Conference, Victoria, BC, “Nature, Spirit, Home: Back-to-the-Land Childbirth in BC's Kootenay Region.”

2009

February 2008, European Social Science History Conference, Lisbon, refereed, “Countercultural Childbirth : Homebirth and Midwifery in the Kootenay Region of BC, 1970-1990.”

2008

September 2008, Active History: History for the Future Conference, York University, “History of Madness.ca,” power point presentation.

2008

March 2008, University of Glasgow, Centre for the History of Medicine, “Homebirth in the Hills: Counter-Culture Health in British Columbia, 1970-1990.”

2008

November 2008, Ontario History and Social Studies Teacher’s Association (OHASSTA) Conference, Toronto, Ontario, Reaching Inclusivity in History and the Social Sciences: The Challenge!, “Mad History: Mental Health and Historical Empathy in the Classroom,” (co-presenter: Samantha Cutrara).

2008

May 2008, Annual meeting of the Canadian Society for the History of Medicine, refereed, “Personal Choice and Personal Power: Locating Identity in the History of BC’s Homebirth Movement, 1970-1990.”

2008

April, 2007, Women’s History Scotland Conference, refereed, Women in Shetland - Past, Present & Future Conference, Lerwick, Scotland, “Health & the Women of Shetland: Historical themes from the 19th and 20th centuries.”

2007

May 2007, Conference on History of Sickness and Health in Northern Remote and Rural Regions, Memorial University, Newfoundland, “Mother’s Medicine: Women, home and health in BC’s Peace River region, 1920-1940.”

2007

October 2007, Putting Region in its Place: An Interdisciplinary Conference on Health, Healing and Place, Edmonton, Alberta, refereed, “Region and the Transformative Process of Analysis: Health and Place in History.”

2007

February 2007, University of British Columbia School of Nursing, “Shacks & Trees in a Wood: The old age 'home' in BC history.”

2007

May 2005, BC Studies Conference, refereed, “Health, Home and Community in the Peace River Region, 1930s.”

2005

March 2005, Health, Heredity and the Modern Home Conference, Centre for Medical History, University of Exeter, “‘Shacks and Trees in a Wood’: the old age ‘home’ in settler British Columbia.”

2005

May 2003, BC Studies Conference, refereed, “Night Soil, Cesspools and Smelly Hogs on the Streets: Sanitation, Race and Governance in Early British Columbia.”

2003

June 2002, Annual meeting of the Canadian Society for the History of Medicine, refereed, “Rural Medicine in the Scottish Highlands and Islands before 1939.”

2002

June 2001, Annual meeting of the Canadian Society for the History of Medicine, refereed, “Frontier Sanitation: Public Health in British Columbia at the Turn of the Century.”

2001

May 2001, BC Studies Conference, refereed, “Handmaidens of the State: Welfare Field Workers in Rural B.C. in the Interwar Years.”

2001

June 2001, Annual meeting of the Canadian Historical Association, refereed, “Institutionalizing Old Age: the evolution of residential care facilities in Canada, 1890-1950.”

2001

June 2000, Annual meeting of the Canadian Society for the History of Medicine, refereed, “Community Care or Institutional Care?: Early Welfare State Strategies.”

2000

November 1999, AMS / Hannah Conference: Canadian Medical History at the Millennium: Past Accomplishments, Future Directions, refereed, “Canadian Medical History?: B.C. as a Case for a Regional Perspective.”

1999

November 1999, B.C. Studies Conference, refereed, “Community Public Health or Professional Public Health?: State Medicine in British Columbia during the 1930s.”

1999

May 1998, Annual meeting of the American Association of Medical History, refereed, “Competent Professionals and Modern Methods: State Medicine in British Columbia during the 1930s.”

1998

October 1997, Wellcome Trust Regional Forum, University of Glasgow, “The Lady Medical Officer in Scotland: Careers in Public Health, 1900-1930.”

1997

February 1996, Twelfth Annual Canadian Studies Symposium, Birkbeck College, University of London, “Old Age: A Theme in British Columbian History.”

1996

June 1994, Annual meeting of the Canadian Society for the History of Medicine, refereed, “Health care professionals and changing ideals of institutional care for the elderly: The case of British Columbia.”

1994

October 1994, BC Studies Conference, refereed, “Poorhouse to nursing home: the evolution of old age facilities in twentieth-century British Columbia.”

1994

June 1994, “BC and Beyond: Gender Histories” Conference, “‘She is destined to be your right hand man’: Women, Men and B.C.’s Provincial Welfare State.”

1994

November 1992, BC Studies Conference, refereed, “Provincial Health Policy for Elderly British Columbians.”

1992

November 1987, Annual meeting of the Canadian Research Institute for the Advancement of Women (CRIAW), refereed, “Women at the New Westminster Insane Asylum.”

1987

Conference Proceedings

Publication
Year

“The Women beyond the Gates: Female Mental Health Patients in British Columbia,” in V. Dhruvarajan, ed., Women and Well-being / Les femmes et le mieux-être (Montreal: McGill-Queen's University Press, 1990), pp. 53-64.

1990

Forthcoming

Publication
Year

“Henry Esson Young.” in Dictionary of Canadian Biography, forthcoming.